Anyone out there involved in the salsa mining industry? Or something like that. Anyway, I’m just wondering whether or not salsa and picante sauce are the same thing. Is it a different product or just some regional thing?
from what I know they can be the same thing but different producers use the terms to have more products and to indicate a different taste.
Once you have mild, med, hot salsa there isn’t much room for a flavor change so then tag there other line picante.
just my humble O
Depends on whom you ask.
Salsa is the Spanish word for “sauce.” We Merkins have hijacked the word to mean the tomato-based, chunky embellishment for tortilla chips. But back to Spanish- in Spanish-speaking lands, any sauce is salsa. Hollandaise sauce is salsa hollandaise (or a similar spelling). Spicy sauce is salsa picante.
Picante sauce is just another term for the stuff Merkins call “salsa.” I suppose it’s technically closer to the original Spanish, seeing as it uses one Spanish word (picante; “spicy”) and “sauce.”
rastahomie is right. I just want to add that many Spanish-speakers call hot sauce (salsa picante) simply picante.
Soy sauce is salsa china, Russian dressing is salsa rusa and Worcestershire sauce is salsa inglesa (English sauce).